Wes Bentley


Date Of Birth



American film actor Wesley Cook Bentley was born on September 4, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He studied at Sylvan Hills High School and attended the Juilliard School’s Drama Division in New York City. His interest in acting developed when he did improvisational comedy, and even crated an Improv group with his brother, Partick, and two close friends. In 1996, he won first place in a solo acting competition in Arkansas. He also won several poetry and prose readings in his hometown. He has also played a part in the Weekend Theatre’s production of La Cage aux Folles. During his stay at Juilliard’s, he was cast in plays like Henry IV, Part 1 and The Weavers.

In1995, Wes Bentley was cast as Lonnie in Serendipity Lane. He was then given roles in Three Below Zero and Beloved, both in 1998. A year later, he played the role of Ricky Fitts in the widely acclaimed American Beauty. This was followed by playing the title role in The White River Kid. During the 2000s, he appeared in several other movies. One of these is the Western drama The Claim. He was also cast as Matt in 2001’s Soul Survivors. The next year, he was given the lead role in The Four Feathers, a war drama about a British officer. In 2005, he was cast in The Game of Our Lives.

Bentley was given roles in four movies released in 2007, the crime drama Weirdsville with Scott Speedman as well as in the film adaptation of Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage. He was also the lead role in the thriller The Ungodly, and played Thomas in the horror film P2. In 2008, he appeared in the romantic comedy The Last Word, as well as in Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia as the lead character Jonathan. Since 2014, he's been part of the cast of American Horror Story.

Birth Name

Wesley Cook Bentley




2014-present American Horror Story (TV Series)
2015 We Are Your Friends
2015 Amnesiac
2015 Final Girl
2015 Knight of Cups
2014 Open (TV Movie)
2014 Interstellar
2014 Welcome to Me
2014 Cesar Chavez
2014 After The Fall
2014 The Better Angels
2014 3 Nights in the Desert
2013 Pioneer
2013 Lovelace
2012 Hidden Moon
2012 Stars in Shorts
2012 The Time Being
2012 Hirokin: The Last Samurai
2012 The Hunger Games
2012/I Gone
2012/I Rites of Passage
2012 Underworld: Awakening
2011 Tilda (TV Movie)
2011 After-School Special (Short)
2011 There Be Dragons
2010 Jonah Hex
2009 The Tomb
2009 The Greims (Short)
2009 Dolan's Cadillac
2008/I The Last Word
2007 P2
2007 The Ungodly
2007 Weirdsville
2007 Ghost Rider
2005 The Game of Their Lives
2002 The Four Feathers
2001 Soul Survivors
2000 The Claim
1999 The White River Kid
1999 American Beauty
1998 Beloved
1998 Three Below Zero
1995 Serendipity Lane (Short)

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